Yay another tag! Thank you to Amy from  A Court of Crowns and Quills for tagging me in her 20 Questions post. Be sure to check out and follow her blog as well as her beautiful Instagram @acourtofcrownsandquills

1. How many books is too many books in a book series?

I’m going to say anything over 7 is definitely excessive. My natural response is to say anything more than 3 because we all know that things in stories come in three, but sometimes you just need more, am I right? When authors start throwing in novella’s sometimes I don’t have any care to really read them though. At some point, I just want something fresh.

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

I think if a book is good enough, you shouldn’t need a cliffhanger to make you want to pick up the next book. However, sometimes I relish in the, oh-my-gosh-what-happens-next feeling. So, let’s just say that I am for them.

3. Hardback or paperback?

A book is a book is a book. I don’t care what format it’s in. I like the aesthetic look of a hardback, but let’s be real, we take those dust jackets off anyway. What I don’t like are the mass produced paperback books that have tiny font and margins so small that you have to crack the book in half just to read the inner words. I read in the dark as I go to bed too, so I like to just lay sideways with my kindle on its side and just fall asleep reading.

4. Favorite book?

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For the longest time Pride & Prejudice was my favorite book. I read it about every other year. I would have to say that Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff is currently my favorite though. It’s the type of book that I read twice in a year. I love that reading the physical copy and listening to the audiobook just provides for a well rounded experience.

5. Least favorite book?

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This was really easy for me. The Gunslinger by Stephen King was by far the most confusing, weird book I have ever agreed to read. It’s one of my friends favorite book series so I am not sure if I will ever read the rest of the series, but if you asked me right now, I would say no, never.

6. Love triangles, yes or no?

Yes, ifit’s done well. Here is what I hate from this particular trope: one corner of the triangle gets treated very unwell, good vs bad, and flightiness – meaning the character is essentially cheating on the other two corners. If a character has two potential love interests and actually picks one, and the other side bows out then great!

7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

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Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman. This was an ARC I received via Netgalley and I just couldn’t finish. It was so boring and Tess just wasn’t a likable character.

8. A book you’re currently reading?

I like to read multiple books at a time…sooo.

Suitors and Sabotage by Cindy Anstey
Hunted by Meagan Spooner
Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Uhm, I clearly like some particular authors. LOL.

9. Last book you recommended to someone?

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Jemima J by Jane Green. This is a chicklit book from so long ago that meeting someone in a chat room was still a new concept. This chick basically catfishes a guy by saying she is thin and then he wants to meet so she has to actually lose all the weight. I actually really liked the book and what it showed about appreciating yourself and your own body.

10. Oldest book you’ve read? (Publication date)

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Since Romeo & Juliet is technically a play I am going to go with Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. Not one of her most beloved books, but I definitely adore the story. I absolutely love Colonel Brandon. <3

11. Newest book you’ve read? (Publication date)

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Assuming that future releases for an ARC doesn’t count, then The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. Which was a peculiar story about a world where almost everyone is born with a twin, and if the twin dies they succumb to a rage because part of their soul is basically gone.

12. Favorite author?

Again, one of those fluctuating things. Right now I am going to have to say Susan Dennard, because I love her Witchlands series so much. Like, so freaking much.

13. Buying books or borrowing books?

I love having the books, but I am cheap as heck, so borrowing books, from the library because mine is fantastic. My library has a huge collection of physical books, ebooks, audiobooks. It’s also a part of a web of libraries so I can have a book transferred from one location to the one closest to me and ready for me to pick up. Love it.

14. A book you dislike that everyone else seem to love?

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Shatter Me by  Tahereh Mafi

WHYYYYYYYYYY.

15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?

Bookmarks all the way.  But honestly, I don’t care what you do to your books. If you want to highlight and write in the margins and fold an entire page in half, by all means, it’s yours. If I lent you my book and you defaced it, I would never let you borrow a book again.

16. A book you can always reread?

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So many. But to be specific and not repeat my favorite book, I will say The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. This book reads like a favorite rom-com movie to me. I just adore this book. I would say guilty pleasure, but I know I am not the only one this book has sucked right into.

17. Can you read while hearing music?

I prefer to read while listening to music. If you don’t know I try to pair my books with a song that would lead a soundtrack. I know some authors create playlists that pair with their books sometimes, but I prefer to listen to whatever mood the book puts me in to make it my own experience. Also, small everyday noises distracts me, it’s also a huge deterrent for people to talk to you while you’re reading. 

18. One POV or multiple POV’s? (POV’s = Point of views)

I can go either way. So many books these days have multiple POV that when I do find a book that has a single POV it’s actually quite refreshing. However, sometimes having that extra POV just adds to the complication of a story.

19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?

Usually multiple days. That’s mostly because I have such a busy life AND I read multiple books at at time. However, from time to time I can devour a book in one day. Most recently being Sky in the Deep, which comes out on 4/24/2018.

20. A book you’ve read because of the cover?

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Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell

Because I am a sucker for pen and ink art. divider

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